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First on CNN: Liz Cheney to abandon Senate bid
CNN ^ | 1/5/14 | By John King

Posted on 01/05/2014 8:40:13 PM PST by icwhatudo

New York (CNN) -- Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN late Sunday.

Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an official announcement about the race as early as Monday.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; cheney; cheney2014; enzi; lizcheney; mikeenzi; wy2014; wyoming
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1 posted on 01/05/2014 8:40:13 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

Anyone think it was a ruse to keep another tea party type out?


2 posted on 01/05/2014 8:40:45 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo; Impy; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

End of Cheney Circus ping!


3 posted on 01/05/2014 8:43:25 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: icwhatudo

First casualty of the 2014 was a carpetbagger.

Maybe she can go home and run for something in Virginia.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 8:46:19 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: sickoflibs

Sad, she could have done great things in Washington. Lets hope her place is taken by another Tea Party Member!


5 posted on 01/05/2014 8:47:58 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade; Impy; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
RE :”Sad, she could have done great things in Washington.”

I don't think so.

I don't know what the Cheney's were up to here but I am glad it's over.

6 posted on 01/05/2014 8:52:36 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: icwhatudo

My take was that she was to be the social liberal, but tough talking counter force against conservative tea party women like Palin.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 8:55:00 PM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I hope some TEA party member does finally decide to run. Liz Cheney is not TEA Party. Liberaltarian maybe with an emphasis on the liberal but certainly not TEA Party.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 8:55:38 PM PST by Waryone
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To: icwhatudo

If liz ran as a Democrat, it might be a very good way to insure a Tea Party victory.

Go Liz


9 posted on 01/05/2014 8:56:12 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: sickoflibs

I don’t know what the Cheney’s were up to here but I am glad it’s over.

AMEN!


10 posted on 01/05/2014 8:59:33 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: icwhatudo

I don’t think it was a ruse, but the Tea Party is not that strong in WY. It did elect an education superintendent who seemed to come unraveled.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 9:45:46 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: icwhatudo

GOPe is popping the champagne corks!


12 posted on 01/05/2014 9:46:02 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: TomGuy

Dog Catcher?


13 posted on 01/05/2014 9:46:52 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Fiji Hill

GOPe is popping the champagne corks!


I don’t think so. Cheney *is* GOPe.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 10:07:44 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

I second that.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 10:12:41 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Nextrush

And, sorry to say, so is her Dad.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 10:31:07 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: icwhatudo

Liz really blew it big time!
She was once the darling of many conservatives, but not anymore.
Sad.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 1:03:02 AM PST by rawhide
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To: icwhatudo

Good. Her efforts would have been applauded if she had run against a Democrat incumbent...taking on Enzi wasn’t smart.

Why not run in Virginia?


18 posted on 01/06/2014 1:50:27 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: icwhatudo

No, more likely this opens up the way for a TP conservative to run.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 3:32:30 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: icwhatudo

Another TP conservative, but not so well known.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 3:33:54 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: icwhatudo

The bad news is that the media will say that this is proof that an ultra-conservative, bona fide leader of the tea party movement was defeated before the race began in ultra-conservative Wyoming proving the tea party movement is dead and the likes of Cruz no longer hold sway over the GOP which can now get things done with Demoncrats — such as immigration reform.

The fact that Cheney is a RINO will never enter the discussion. The news means what the media tells people it means.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 3:47:19 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: ansel12

I think you nailed it.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 6:18:35 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Waryone

That, I agree with!


23 posted on 01/06/2014 6:35:53 AM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: icwhatudo

Good.

Time to send all Cheneys into obscurity.


24 posted on 01/06/2014 6:57:58 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: icwhatudo

“Anyone think it was a ruse to keep another tea party type out?”

No, because I’m not sure she’s capable of or interested in working with anyone else.

This was a naked power grab from the spoiled child of a powerful family with serious entitlement issues. She thought that her last name alone meant she was owed a taxpayer-funded salary.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 7:01:46 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: icwhatudo
I won't miss her in this race.

(donning Nomex underwear)

In my opinion, anyone who seriously categorizes Enzi as a RINO needing TP opposition has a reserved seat on the tin-foil trolley.

26 posted on 01/06/2014 7:03:40 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: highball

Bingo and exactly!

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. No ruse, just:

“Gimmee, I’m Dick’s daughter!”


27 posted on 01/06/2014 7:26:30 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: FerociousRabbit
The bad news is that the media will say that this is proof that an ultra-conservative, bona fide leader of the tea party movement was defeated before the race began in ultra-conservative Wyoming proving the tea party movement is dead and the likes of Cruz no longer hold sway over the GOP which can now get things done with Demoncrats — such as immigration reform.

The fact that Cheney is a RINO will never enter the discussion. The news means what the media tells people it means.

Sometimes the left is just too predictable:

Tea Party debacle implodes: Liz Cheney quits senate race

28 posted on 01/06/2014 7:56:44 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Enzi is a soft spoken regular guy. He is also the only cpa in the US Senate.

He is conservative but does not speak out as much as he should.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 7:59:35 AM PST by staytrue
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To: icwhatudo

Even reading the comments on this thread, I continue to be amazed at how many conservatives think that carpetbagging, gay-marriage-supporting Liz is an appropriate candidate against a decent incumbent.


30 posted on 01/06/2014 8:00:27 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Why not run in Virginia?”

It is the tea part way to only run in conservative states/districts because all they have to do is win the primary.

In swing states, or liberal districts, tea party has no chance in the general election so why bother.


31 posted on 01/06/2014 8:02:27 AM PST by staytrue
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To: FerociousRabbit; icwhatudo

the media will say that this is proof that an ultra-conservative, bona fide leader of the tea party movement was defeated before the race began

32 posted on 01/06/2014 8:05:34 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: icwhatudo
Thank goodness.

Rush interviewed when she first announced her candidacy and she didn't give one straight answer. She sounded like a typical political bullsh*tter. She brought absolutely nothing new to the table.

33 posted on 01/06/2014 8:28:05 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: staytrue; NVDave; Impy; sickoflibs
Well, the Liz Cheney fans had a great game plan for "saving our Republic":

Step #1: Replace "sleepwalking through history/not a fighter/boring career politician" Mike Enzi with a LESS CONSERVATIVE Republican carpetbagger that knows nothing about the Wyoming citizens she wants to "fight" for.

Step #2: ?

Step #3: Restoration of the founding fathers vision for America!!!

34 posted on 01/06/2014 8:32:55 AM PST by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: BillyBoy; staytrue; NVDave; Impy
RE :”Well, the Liz Cheney fans had a great game plan for “saving our Republic”:

The most I could tell about her is from her appearances on the FN Sunday panel with Chris Wallace which was regularly last year.

From what I could tell she was similar to her Dad, McCain and Grahamnesty in interests.

The only issue she was interested in was war and foreign policy. She never articulated detailed opinions on other issues, except maybe the customary ‘I disagree with Obama’ line.

Whatever new she claimed in the campaign had to be taken with a grain.

35 posted on 01/06/2014 8:42:32 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: cdcdawg
the comments on this thread, I continue to be amazed at how many conservatives

Ya gotta remember that this is FR. Though the general standard of comments here is high, active FR posters represent the rightmost 1% of the rightmost 1% of the rightmost 1% of America, and no matter how solidly conservative an incumbent is, there will always be a few dozen Freepers ready to call him a RINO.

36 posted on 01/06/2014 9:24:37 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: icwhatudo

That is certainly a possibility.

Some would have us cheer a liberal Republican “shaking things up”... meaning she would probably have joined McConnell’s war on conservatives.


37 posted on 01/06/2014 10:16:29 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: staytrue

TEA party has as much chance to win as any Republican in swing states


38 posted on 01/06/2014 10:20:47 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: icwhatudo

I’m suspicious. The establishment Repubs are all about keeping current Repubs in office. One has to wonder what Cheney was promised. What is the price to drop out of this race? We haven’t heard the end of this yet.


39 posted on 01/06/2014 11:16:47 AM PST by BAW ("If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period.")
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To: icwhatudo

IMHO, its hard to say what Liz had in mind but in the end, she was smart enough to know she couldn’t win and bowed out early.
Something the following couldn’t figure out:

Mike Huckabee
Rick Santorum
Pat Robertson
John McCain
Ross Perot
Pat Buchanan


40 posted on 01/06/2014 1:27:49 PM PST by Zathras
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To: icwhatudo

No.

It was to prevent a family feud.

Her bratty lezzy sister would have fought her all the way.

They get along like the two sisters in Downton Abbey.


41 posted on 01/06/2014 2:31:47 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: miserare
It was to prevent a family feud.

The family feud was already out in the open. It was because she had no chance of winning.

42 posted on 01/06/2014 2:36:32 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: icwhatudo

Best news of the New Year!


43 posted on 01/06/2014 2:42:49 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: FerociousRabbit

Whatever. We just stay on target, the flak means were over it.


44 posted on 01/06/2014 2:45:04 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Yup!


45 posted on 01/06/2014 4:48:13 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Notary Sojac

“In my opinion, anyone who seriously categorizes Enzi as a RINO needing TP opposition has a reserved seat on the tin-foil trolley.”


What do you think of Enzi whoring for Amazon and Walmart to get a national sales tax internet sales?


46 posted on 01/06/2014 6:23:58 PM PST by fifedom
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To: fifedom
Enzi is right on spending, energy, abortion, guns, Obamacare, and entitlements.

I'm not thrilled about the national sales tax nor am I thrilled about his position on NSA surveillance.

But to argue that he is not a solid conservative is ridiculous.

47 posted on 01/07/2014 6:27:52 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: icwhatudo
Good riddance. She approached her campaign with the typical sense of entitlement that all children of political hacks seem to have. What did Cheney do to earn the support of conservatives in Wyoming? Nothing. She thought she could just ride on her family name, which was really nothing to write home about.

I agree with those who claim that Cheney's candidacy was from the very get-go a false flag operation, designed to win over grassroots conservatives to a mainstream GOP candidate instead of an authentic one.

48 posted on 01/07/2014 10:04:40 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: sickoflibs; staytrue; NVDave; Impy
Oddly enough, Liz Cheney fans are still claiming that the "GOP establishment" must have "bullied her" out of the race. This would certainly be news to most of the people that funded her campaign:

Cheney raised more money in large contributions than did Enzi, according to CRP. Eighty-nine percent of her third-quarter money came from people making donations larger than $200. And much of that came from outside the state of Wyoming – 72 percent , to be precise.

Unsurprisingly for the daughter of a former vice president, Cheney’s donor list was high-profile. A perusal of the third-quarter FEC listing shows dad Dick Cheney and mom Lynne Cheney each maxed out on their daughter's campaign, giving her $2,600 apiece for her primary campaign against Enzi, and $2,600 for a general election campaign that now will not occur.

Other donors who gave the maximum allowed include former President George W. Bush, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Joyce Rumsfeld, Mr. Rumsfeld's wife. Also donating were Michael Mukasey, who served Mr. Bush as attorney general; Donald Evans, secretary of Commerce under President George H.W. Bush; and Mary Matalin, who served as a consultant to both Bush presidents. General rich person/Republican backers T. Boone Pickens, August Busch III, and Richard DeVos gave Cheney money , as well.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2014/0107/Liz-Cheney-drops-Senate-bid.-Which-donors-may-get-refunds

49 posted on 01/09/2014 9:40:26 AM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: BillyBoy; staytrue; NVDave; Impy
RE :’Oddly enough, Liz Cheney fans are still claiming that the “GOP establishment” must have “bullied her” out of the race. This would certainly be news to most of the people that funded her campaign”

She was a regular panelist on FNSunday with Chris Wallace along with Scott Brown and Britt Hume all last year.

That tells us who she gets along with.

50 posted on 01/09/2014 9:52:34 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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